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Piers...is it ridiculous to have fallen for this *sort of* name?

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mrgumpy Wed 01-Jul-09 10:07:17

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the name Piers. I also love Miles (slightly different connotations) but it is already 'taken' by friends. I'm just not sure that we're a 'Piers' sort of family.

So what sort of a person names their son Piers?

mrsradders Wed 01-Jul-09 10:48:46

i think it is nice and after seeing piers morgan do he rocking out thing on britains got talant i'm now a converted fan! lol

i think if you like it then great and as for the sort of family..i think if friends have a 'miles' then piers would be ok, its different but not odd!!

hope that helps
xx

goomum Wed 01-Jul-09 10:52:08

Hippies or Toffs

Jojay Wed 01-Jul-09 10:55:01

Go for it - I think the boundries as to what is a posh name and what isn't etc is so blurred nowadays.

I know some very un-posh Olivias, Grace, Edwards etc, names I used to think of as posh but are now quite normal.

Overmydeadbody Wed 01-Jul-09 10:57:11

I don't think you'd find many Piers on council estates but that doesn't make it a bad name!grin

If you like it, go for it, you're the one that will have to be yelling it five times a day so you might as well like it!

mrsradders Wed 01-Jul-09 11:03:23

only five times a day...wow your children are good...lol x

you could stand outside the door and yell/call it out see how it sounds!!!!

i always liked sebastian for a bot until i heard it yelled out and it sounded horrid..(was the mums fault)lol

mrgumpy Wed 01-Jul-09 11:07:26

I feel strangely soothed already...

sonniebonnie Wed 01-Jul-09 11:09:10

I like Piers! Classic but not too popular.

Agree that the notion of 'posh' names is becoming less relevant. I know quite a few Edwards, Quentins and Sebastians who are not at all posh smile.

I'd go for Piers, assuming it sound nice with your surname.

sonniebonnie Wed 01-Jul-09 11:09:36

sorry, sounds

annasmami Wed 01-Jul-09 13:13:40

I like Piers alot. It's a (much nicer imo) form of Peter, isn't it?

"What sort of family names their son Piers?" Any family that likes the name!

(But then I don't really 'get' the class/poshness issue here in the UK - our ds is Quentin and we're not posh, but we loved the name smile)

lockets Wed 01-Jul-09 13:33:26

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sophiesmummie Thu 02-Jul-09 11:47:30

I love Piers!

missmem Thu 02-Jul-09 16:20:27

Halfwit on BB would be a Piers - enough said!

MaggieBeeBeau Thu 02-Jul-09 18:02:38

I like it. I like Guy too. GUy and Piers would have been a bit oh excuse you 40 years ago, but I think the names people are using today, Piers sounds too normal to be really pretentious.

I know a few Pierces (not unusual in Ireland) but I prefer the sound of Piers.

pranma Fri 03-Jul-09 21:32:59

Hey my ds is Guy and is 39 now-no probs at local comp,6th form college or uni.

pranma Fri 03-Jul-09 21:33:05

Hey my ds is Guy and is 39 now-no probs at local comp,6th form college or uni.

mrswoolf Sat 04-Jul-09 11:06:53

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Pingpong Sat 04-Jul-09 12:58:02

Much prefer Peter to Piers. Sounds a bit drippy to me ! I'd put it in the same category as Linus.

FAQinglovely Sat 04-Jul-09 13:00:03

Nothing wrong with Miles - although I prefer it ye olde english way of Myles <<<<<<DS3's middle name actually>>>>>>

FAQinglovely Sat 04-Jul-09 13:00:39

oh and as for Myles being mainstream - I guess it depends on what their first name is - and DS3'sd could never be called mainstream - well not in the UK anyhow grin

thumbwitch Sat 04-Jul-09 13:00:52

Ah go for it - it's a good name (although it always reminds me of that drippy bloke who played opposite Alan B'stard in The New Statesman)grin

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